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MOUNT VERNON — Ruth Deinert, Mount Vernon, will celebrate her 90th birthday at an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18, at St. Michael's Parish Hall, Mount Vernon. The event is hosted by her family.
ALEXANDRIA — Bill and Connie Bennett, Alexandria, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house from 4 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.17, at AJ's Party Room, Alexandria. The couple requests no gifts. Greetings may be sent to P.O. Box 52, Alexandria, S.D. 57311
Nikki Seitz and Michael Dawson announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Mark and Angela Seitz, Artesian; and Dan and Dianne Dawson, Howard. Nikki is a 2011 graduate of Sanborn Central High School and a 2015 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings, with a degree in history/secondary education. She is an education assistant with George McGovern Middle School, Sioux Falls.
WHITE LAKE — Marcella Thompson, White Lake, will celebrate her 90th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 25845 380th Ave., White Lake, S.D. 57383.
Marilyn Mechtenberg, Mitchell, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Her family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 1428 W. Ash, Mitchell, S.D. 57301.
Q: Will the dog that bit a mail carrier in Mitchell last week be removed from city limits? A: According to Mitchell Chief of Public Safety Lyndon Overweg, the owner of the dog that bit a U.S. Postal Service employee on the leg last week has indicated he will remove the dog from city limits. Overweg said the dog has two documented bites and has been declared "dangerous." He said the owner can either remove the dog from Mitchell following a 10-day observation for possible rabies symptoms, or the owner can have the dog euthanized.
A look at news from around the region, as reported by weekly newspapers: White Lake FIRE DEPARTMENTS HOLD TRAINING: The White Lake Volunteer Fire Department hosted propane tree training on Sept. 1. Twenty-six firefighters and emergency medical technicians from White Lake, Plankinton and Grass Ranch Colony attended the training, along with Deputy State Fire Marshals Paul Coon and Steve Harford. Broosk Oil, of Letcher, donated propane for the training.
A Mitchell woman was arrested last month after allegedly striking and hospitalizing a 3-year-old boy. Ashley Hellman, 29, was arrested on Aug. 18 after striking the head of a 3-year-old boy, causing bruising that led the child's mother to take the boy to a hospital in Sioux Falls, according to court documents. The child was checked into the emergency room on Aug. 16 and said Hellman, the girlfriend of the child's father, struck the side of his head, causing a bruised right ear and bruising to his skull.
Dean and Marion Brakke, Pierre, formerly of Presho, will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 11. Greetings may be sent to 1950 E. Fourth St., #232, Pierre, S.D. 57501.
TRIPP — Glenn and Marilyn Hartman, Tripp, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 11. Their family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 301 N. Dobson, Tripp, S.D. 57376.